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Smithtown High School-west


Overview

Student Enrollment
1,685
Best High School in New York
#23
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District SMITHTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Type Public
 Phone (631)382-2905
 Location 100 CENTRAL RD
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787
Charter School No

Smithtown High School-west has an academic rating significantly above the average for New York high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 23rd in the best public high schools in New York.

Demographics

Race

The Smithtown High School-west student body is mostly White with a small Hispanic population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White89.5%1,508
Black1.5%26
Hispanic4.3%72
Asian Pacific3.5%59
Native American Indian0.5%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.7%12

Family Income

vs. other New York high schools
Upper 2.9%

3.9% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the New York high school median of 39%. By this measure, SMITHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL-WEST students are largely wealthy and rank 26th in New York for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman415
Sophomore410
Junior414
Senior422
Total1,685

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
98%

10 out of 10

Rank: 26th in New York

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students98%
New York Median87%
Percentile97%
White99% or more*
Black50% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native American.%
Two or more races.%
Economically Disadvantaged80% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 59th in New York

Students at Smithtown High School-west scored an average 98% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the New York State Education Department. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 92% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 7% of New York high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*95% or more*
Boys95% or more*95% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White98%99% or more*
With Disabilites80% to 89%*80% to 89%*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 96th in New York

524 out of 836 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (63%). College admission testing participation is well above the New York median rate of 27% and in the top 11% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 126th in New York

Smithtown High School-west offers 20 AP courses. 34 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 87% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all New York schools of 18%. Smithtown High School-west had 492 taking AP exams with a 399 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 73% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 68 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 81% 68%
Students enrolled in an AP class 34% 18%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 30%
AP Courses Offered 20

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%22
Boys2.2%20
Girls0.2%2
New York Median4.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%4
Boys0.2%2
Girls0.2%2

Location

Smithtown High School-west
100 CENTRAL RD
SMITHTOWN, NY
11787
(631)382-2905

10 out of 10 1

District

SMITHTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
SMITHTOWN, NY